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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Two Arrested After String of Armed Robberies

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Late last week, the island experienced a small string of armed robberies, three within a 36 hour period on the east end of the island. 

  • Texaco “Huggy Bears” 902 Ave J – Wednesday, April 10th, 9:00 pm
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Community News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Early voting begins April 22 for Seawall parking referendum

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Galveston, TX – April 18, 2019 – Galveston voters will decide in May whether to extend the paid parking program on the Seawall and change the hourly rates.

The paid parking program along the Seawall was approved by voters and i...

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Community News
Posted on: April 17, 2019

UPDATE: Downtown water line repaired

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UPDATE: As of 12 p.m. Wednesday, City crews have completed the water line repair and water will be running again shortly. 

Contractors working for Centerpoint on Wednesday morning damaged a water line and City crews are now making emergency repair...

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Community News
Posted on: April 11, 2019

City, police testify in favor of legislation to benefit Galveston police pension

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Galveston, TX – April 11, 2019 – Galveston city leaders on Thursday testified in a Texas House committee hearing in favor of legislation to address governance, unfunded liabilities and other issues in the Galveston police pens...

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Community News
Posted on: April 8, 2019

Parks and Recreation hosting hiring event April 12

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This Friday the City of Galveston is hosting a hiring event at McGuire Dent Recreation Center from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. for open positions in the Parks and Recreation department! We have seasonal, part-time and full-time positions open.

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

New bike safety law in effect May 1

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Galveston, TX – April 4, 2019 – A new bike-safety law aimed at making Galveston a safer community for cyclists will go into effect on May 1 and require all people cycling at night to have lights on their bikes.

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Community News
Posted on: April 3, 2019

Dog agility field courses open in Lindale Park

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Galveston, TX – April 1, 2019 – Thanks to a local Eagle Scout and community partnerships, Lindale Park now has two agility training courses for small and large dogs.

Collin Somerville, a Ball High School student and Boy Scout, had the i...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

IRONMAN Texas Triathlon returns April 7

Galveston, TX – April 1, 2019 – The annual Memorial Hermann IRONMAN 70.3 Texas Triathlon returns to the island this Sunday, April 7th.

The swim, bike and run race begins at 6:30 a.m. and is expected to continue until 1:30 p.m. ...

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Community News
Posted on: March 29, 2019

Tell us your beach access plan recommendations

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Galveston, TX – March 29, 2019 – We invite members of the public to join us for a public meeting next Thursday about beach access for the island. As the City works toward updating its Beach Access and Dune Protection Plan, we want to h...

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Community News
Posted on: March 28, 2019

City to host public meeting on Island Transit changes

ISLAND TRANSIT PUBLIC MEETING

GALVESTON, TX (March 28, 2019) –The City of Galveston is hosting a public meeting to inform residents and receive feedback about potential changes to Island Transit services. The meeting will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Apri...

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Community News
Posted on: March 28, 2019

City hosting hiring event on April 3

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We're looking for talented people who want an opportunity to serve their neighbors! 

The City of Galveston -- in conjunction with Workforce Solutions in Texas City -- is hosting a hiring event next Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To view open posi...

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Community News
Posted on: March 26, 2019

Have you been on Harborside Drive lately?

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Harborside is looking good! A City of Galveston project along Harborside Drive includes initiatives to beautify our entrance to the cruise terminals and downtown, including with palm trees along the medians and new signage on the walkway. As part of this ...

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Community News
Posted on: March 25, 2019

Right of way construction permit process changing April 1

Galveston, TX – March 25, 2019 – Beginning next month, the City of Galveston is changing the way it handles Right of Way construction permits to make the process more efficient for residents and businesses seeking permits.&...

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Community News
Posted on: March 24, 2019

Galveston Police press release - March 24, 2019

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Galveston, TX - March 24, 2019 - On Sunday morning, March 24th, at approximately 6:00 am, officers were dispatched to the 2400 block of 51st St in reference to a 911 call of a disturbance.  Upon arrival, officers located a 30-year-old male, ident...

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Community News
Posted on: March 21, 2019

City re-certifying Dial-A-Ride users

GALVESTON, TX – March 21, 2019 – Dial-a-Ride users likely received letters in the mail this week containing a new application needed to continue using the services.

The City of Galveston is re-certifying participants in the Dial-a-Ride ...

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Community News
Posted on: March 21, 2019

GPD aides in major drug-trafficking investigation

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The Galveston Police Department assisted in the investigation of a major drug-trafficking operation that netted more than 40 arrests from Galveston and the Houston area. Thank you for your work and commitment to keeping the public safe.  

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Community News
Posted on: March 20, 2019

City reaches tentative agreement on police pension

Galveston, TX – March 20, 2019 – The City of Galveston is pleased to announce it has reached a tentative agreement with the Galveston Police Pension Board that will bring final resolution to the pension issues facing their pla...

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Community News
Posted on: March 14, 2019

City welcomes third Galveston University class

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Galveston, TX – March 12, 2019 – The City of Galveston is thrilled to welcome its third class of Galveston University students this month. In the nine-week program, Galveston University participants will meet key staff members, tour facilities an...

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Community News
Posted on: March 13, 2019

A brief rundown on golf cart regulations

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With the weather warming up and spring break underway, we've received a lot of questions about where people can drive golf carts. Here are a few points to address the main questions we've received, but please email publicinformationoffice@galvestontx.gov ...

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Community News
Posted on: March 11, 2019

Major street assessment beginning this week

GALVESTON, TX – March 8, 2019 – The City of Galveston will begin collecting data this week on the conditions of isle roadways to inform the City’s street repair plan.

Street assessments, which are typically done every two to f...

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Community News
Posted on: February 28, 2019

Water supplier beginning routine maintenance March 25

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The Gulf Coast Water Authority (GCWA) will temporarily change its water disinfection process from a combination of chlorine and ammonia (chloramine) to chlorine only March 25-April 8.

This annual routine maintenance practice allows GCWA and the communities...

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Community News
Posted on: February 27, 2019

Lasker Park Community Pool opening March 9

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Galveston, TX – Feb. 27, 2018 – Swim season is around the corner! The Lasker Park Community Pool will open for its 2019 spring season on Saturday, March 9.

The community pool provides residents with a state-of-the-art facility,...

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Community News
Posted on: February 20, 2019

City releases draft water conservation and drought contingency plans for public comment

Galveston, TX – February 20, 2019 –The City of Galveston this month will host a public hearing on its proposed Water Conservation Plan and take written comments on the plan before City Council considers its adoption in March.

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Community News
Posted on: February 19, 2019

Press release - Galveston Police Department

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On Tuesday, February 19th, at approximately 10:23 am the Galveston Police Department received a 911 call reporting several shots fired in the 2700 block of Ave K.  Upon arrival officers found a male, later identified as 34-year-old Raymond Anders...

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Community News
Posted on: February 15, 2019

City of Galveston's application for CDBG-DR available online

The City of Galveston Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery application for assistance with damages stemming from Hurricane Harvey is now available for viewing here.

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Community News
Posted on: February 15, 2019

What you need to know for Mardi Gras: Road closures, safety, transportation

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GALVESTON, TX – February 14, 2019 – It’s almost that time of year again – Mardi Gras!

The island’s 108th Mardi Gras celebration begins Friday, February 22 and continues until March 5, or Fat Tuesday. Both weekends are packed with parades, parties and, of c...

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Community News
Posted on: February 5, 2019

City proposes solution for police pension plan

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The City of Galveston has proposed the following very generous offer to the Police Pension board as a means of resolution to the issues facing their plan.

As stated before, the city has limited oversight, and no management or control of the police pension ...

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Community News
Posted on: January 24, 2019

Water rate increase beginning for March billing cycle; City issues $35.3 million in debt for more

GALVESTON, TX – Jan. 24, 2019 – Beginning in March, water rates for the City of Galveston will increase on average by approximately 7 percent to account for an increase in rates from the City’s water supplier and to fund impo...

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Community News
Posted on: January 17, 2019

First-class baseball fields slated to open for spring season tryouts

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GALVESTON, TX – Jan. 16, 2019 – Galveston children will soon have state-of-the-art baseball fields to start their spring season!

The Crockett Park baseball fields are on track to be completed in time for the spring season tryouts. The b...

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Community News
Posted on: January 10, 2019

Project to rehabilitate historic brick pavers on The Strand begins

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GALVESTON, TX – Jan. 10, 2019 – Work began this week on a project to further beautify and improve the walkability of Galveston’s historic Strand district by rehabilitating the paving bricks at intersections along the street.

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Community News
Posted on: November 16, 2018

City of Galveston launches new and improved website

Galveston, TX – Nov. 15, 2018 – The City of Galveston on Thursday launched a new and improved website with features designed to make staying informed and engaged simple.

The City of Galveston’s redesigned website www.galveston...

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Community News
Posted on: July 23, 2018

Flood Insurance Premiums to Be Lower in Galveston in Spring of 2019

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Galveston homeowners will be able to enjoy a reduction to their flood insurance premiums beginning May 2019 thanks to the City’s active participation in the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System.Federal Emergency M...

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